On December 12-13, 2016 Vinnytsya hosted All-Ukrainian Scholarly and Practical Seminar for History teachers “Teaching World War II and the Holocaust History at School: Cooperation of Teacher and Archivist”, organized by “Tkuma” Institute, Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine” in collaboration with State Archive of Vinnytsya Region and Vinnytsya Academy of Continuous Education.

The seminar was opened by Prof. Yuriy Legun, Doctor of Historical Sciences and director of State Archive of Vinnytsya Region; Fayina Vynokurova, Candidate of Historical Sciences, deputy director of scientific and methodological work of State Archive of Vinnytsya Region; Nadiya Savchuk, methodologist of Department of Social Sciences Teaching of Vinnytsya Academy of Continuous Education and Iryna Piskariova, “Tkuma” Institute Educational Programs Coordinator (Dnipro).

History teachers delivered speeches dedicated to different aspects of teaching and studying the World War II and the Holocaust history: “Bringing up the Researcher: Theoretical Aspects of the Work with Historical Sources”, “Development of Critical Thinking Based on Historical Documentary Sources”.

The seminar was continued during the practical session organized and conducted by Dr.Fayina Vynokurova on the base of State Archive of Vinnytsya Region. The session was devoted to the in-depth study pf World War II and the Holocaust history with the help of archival documents and caused great interest of teachers. Then Iryna Piskariova held a practical session “How to use museum collections for teaching Holocaust and World War II History (on the example of Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine”)”.

The next day commemorating ceremony for Jews killed in Vinnytsya region during the Holocaust was conducted and later participants reviewed documentary “We Allow You to Die” directed by Boris Maftsir.

At the end of Seminar participants joined round-table where they were able to share experience concerning archival practices in the teaching of the history of World War II and the Holocaust.